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OnePlus Raises Curtain on Monthly Installment Smartphone Purchases
By Josh Dasey on Monday March 07, 2016

OnePlus already has some mighty affordable smartphones, if bang for your buck is your particular bag then the Chinese company is a solid port of call. However, OnePlus is now making it even easier for consumers in the United States to buy its handsets, by debuting a new program that offers monthly installment purchases for all transactions over $99.

Sony Upgrading Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet to Android 6.0 Marshmallow
By Josh Dasey on Monday March 07, 2016

Sony is keeping up its recent good work in terms of updating devices to the latest builds of Android. The company is now preparing to unleash Android 6.0 Marshmallow on both the Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4 Tablet, the mid-term flagships that were launched last year.

Samsung Infographic Details Gear 360
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday March 02, 2016

Samsung unveiled its new Gear 360 virtual reality camera at MWC late last month, and now the company has released an infographic that details the device in full.

Moto G 2014 Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the U.S. Today
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday March 01, 2016

The 2014 variant of the Motorola Moto G (the second generation one) has been given its upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the United States, with the roll out starting today (Mar. 1). The update follows just a couple of weeks after Motorola sent out Marshmallow to the 2014 Moto G in India, and so beginning the upgrade program for the handset.

Xiaomi Launches Mi 4s
By Josh Dasey on Saturday February 27, 2016

Xiaomi finally got around to launching its Mi 5 flagship, nearly two years after the Mi 4 was launched. However, the Chinese company is not ready to wave goodbye to the aging Mi 4 just yet and has revealed an updated Mi 4S version that beefs up the specs to high end quality.

Meizu Indefinitely Delays Pro 5 Mini Because of Earthquake
By Josh Dasey on Friday February 26, 2016

Chinese company Meizu has been doing excellently on the smartphone market of late, but the company has just been dealt a devastating blow. It has not come from a rival company/device, or from a lack of sales, but from Mother Nature! The earthquake in Taiwan has "crippled" the company's production lines have been knocked out and caused huge damage to Meizu's infrastructure.

Sony Announces Xperia X Performance with Snapdragon 820 SoC
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday February 23, 2016

Sony has stunned us at MWC and launched a flagship quality smartphone. Japanese company first unveiled the Xperia X, a fetching high end device that stopped short of full flagship, but the following Xperia X Performance is near as makes no difference a full flagship.

Alcatel Raises Curtain on POP 4, POP 4+, POP 4S
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday February 23, 2016

Alcatel is working closely with Microsoft and Windows 10 these days, but the company has not turned its back on the Android platform though. Indeed, at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona there are three new Alcatel devices running the Android software, the POP 4, POP 4+, and POP 4S. As you can probably tell by the names, these are all variants of the same handset.

Lenovo Has Three New Tablets to Check Out
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday February 23, 2016

Lenovo rolled out a couple of new smartphones at MWC, but the Chinese company also has a few tablets to show up at the trade show in Barcelona. The company says two of the slates are for families, while the third is oriented towards the business minded. The tablets in question are TAB3 7, TAB3 8, and the TAB3 10.

HTC Launches Desire 530, 630, and 825 ? Not a Gem among Them
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday February 23, 2016

HTC may not have unveiled its latest flagship at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, but the company did take the curtain off a handful of new devices. The Desire 530, Desire 630, and Desire 825 are aimed at younger smartphone owners with their funky looks, but actually we think they represent more of the same from HTC, and that?s a problem.